Marques Almeida

Marques Almeida S/S 2013

London: Portuguese design duo, Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, have only a few collections under their belt, but they have already become popular with street style stars like Elena Perminova. For inspiration for their spring collection, the designers imagined rebellious teens from decades past. Frayed edges and uneven hemlines made items feel appealingly nonchalant, though jackets and light coats were cut precisely, keeping the collection from looking sloppy. White and pale mint pieces made from frayed cotton or airy chiffon had an ethereal look, and patches of shaggy lavender fur added texture. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Long layers / Slouchy / Asymmetrical

Color: Forrest green / White / Pale mint / Lavender

Key Items:  Frayed denim jacket / Ethereal white dresses / Jackets with lavender fur

Materials: Denim / Cotton twill / Chiffon / Bouclé yarns

Details + Trim: Frayed edges / Asymmetrical hemlines / Denim flower appliqués / Spaghetti straps / Fur patches

Accessories + Footwear: Platform ankle strap sandals / Platform ankle boots



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